WILLIAMSTOWN -- Spring Street will welcome a new pop-up shop when the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute opens EXTRA!, offering national and international newspapers, art and culture magazines, and a curated selection of books, art publications, and gift items.
EXTRA!, located at 73 Spring St., will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October, welcoming residents and visitors to drop in for the morning’s paper, take a break in the reading room, or browse the shop’s eclectic offerings.
"We hope that EXTRA! will give our friends and neighbors a comfortable gathering spot where they can catch up on the news of the world and enjoy the chance to sample some wonderful books and magazines," said Michael Conforti, director of the Clark. "The shop is a fun retail experiment for us and dovetails with the global reach of the Clark’s programs. We regularly welcome international scholars and visitors to the Clark, and we thought it would be great to bring a little bit of the world to Spring Street."
Featuring a vintage vibe, EXTRA! has been planned as a temporary retail outlet for the Clark. The shop will carry a wide array of national and international newspapers, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Le Monde, The Guardian, Corriere della Serra, and Shanghai Daily. Local papers, including The Berkshire Eagle and North Adams Transcript, will also be available daily. Art publications include Art in America, Art Forum and Cabinet and a diverse offering of titles from around the world.
For more information: clarkart.edu, 413-458-2303.